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  • RE: Feedback on the new durability

    @DarthJafo said in Feedback on the new durability:

    There's no degrees to "grind" there either is, or there isn't. To even advertise "no grind" was both foolish and ill advised. There are however different levels of grind.

    Every game has grind of some sort. Can't get away from it. The difference here is it takes 10 seconds to "mine" a flax plant. 10 minutes to gather enough to make a set of common cloths. Roughly the same for Hide, depending on the monsters you find.

    Leather doesn't have much of a grind, because you get the mats by killing stuff. The delay here is it take 15 hours to tan the hides. I don't know anything at all about tanning, but is that even close to realistic? I really only know that it stunk. BAD

    The highest level of grind is of course Metal. Even if you put your plot right on top of a node (which shouldn't be allowed) and just build smelters and such (which also shouldn't be allowed without a house of some sort) you still have to travel to the node, build a wagon (or drive a wagon to it which is even worse) Mine the ore, drive a slow arsed wagon back to your plot, build some smelters at 24 stone per, which is ANOTHER level of grind for this craft.

    Oh but wait, there more. Now you have to go gather a fuel source. Same thing as above for coal, or build charcoal pits which take 15 hours to cook (jebus as I'm writing this im getting more ticked off about how unbalanced this all is). Then you have to smelt the ignots at 4 hours a batch. Now, a wagon will fill 6 smelters. So in four hours YOU HAVE TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN.

    Now...is this in anyway, shape or form REMOTELY comparable to the other crafts?

    And for all that effort all you get is a LITTLE more durability? EFFING FOR REAL? Not even a miniscule stat boost???

    C'mon

    Metal actually pretty easy tbh and u can do it while watching netflix on another monitor 😛

    Leather and cloth you have to spend a large portion of the map just running around to the mobs to kill since there usualy quite spaced appart and some like mammoths are quite a pain to kill also fighting said mobs can leave you vunerable to pvp since your skill will be on CD or HP/mana not full so thats the trade off there.
    I will say maybe cloth should have a processing time and wood a drying time (Since you tend to dry wood before crafting anything with it) to bring in line with leather/metal
    addition of automatic looms (Which is needed to craft all fabric appart from flax) and has 16 hr timer for a stack of 5 and can do 8 at once like tanning tubs
    And drying racks for wood that works the same way

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  • RE: Feedback on the new durability

    the enchanting mats to crafts said items are the biggest issue tbh when there going for 5-10k per piece and u need 5 per craft atleast thats the issue especialy if u want to see red players use equipment atm they run round with no risk cause there naked 😄 so if they kill you thet get reward if you kill them you get nothing where if armor was a little easier to craft then they might be more inclined to have some gear on so u get some reward for the kill on them.

    getting killed might be a little harsh atm though i died twice earlier and lost 150 or so durability 😄 death shouldnt be a % based either because whats the point of crafting orange gear if it still gonna only last the same amount of deaths as the white stuff due to getting chunked for more on death

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  • RE: Suggestion on some spells/skill balancing

    @spoletta

    Lightning rush would need to be tested range wise tbh although going to 6 then 7 if that not enough and so on is the best way of doing it

    I agree with magnetise and burning pillar being shifted to 3 memory cost instead

    power words if they do indeed work that way then the tool tip needs changed because power word silence and stun says if the target has more charisma than you in the tooltip do X to them.

    As for the assasination skill there a couple that does extra dmg when there missing health, i cant check them currently cause server log in are down, but off top of my head there Strike wounds and assassination i beleive there 1 or 2 more too, Strike wounds should be limited to light weapon or light armor which i beleive assasination skill is also limited to. They lack opening dmg from stealth though since shadow step actually does terrible dmg it does like 150 dmg 😄 if it did like 400-500 or so then were getting somewhere they realy need a solid opening from stealth if they dont have that then they kinda suck 😄

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  • RE: Feedback on the new durability

    @GamerSeuss said in Feedback on the new durability:

    (...)That is more of a voluntary grind (...)You can theoretically tackle anything in the game with a group, even in t1, unenchanted gear. You grind only to make it easier, and allow you to do it in smaller more focused groups. (even solo, in many cases)

    Which, if you read my posting at all, is exactly my point.
    The Kickstarter page advertises 'solitary hero' as viable play-style literally in the second paragraph. I get it, you play during peak times, you have people to play with, you can rush through the content easy and never have to encounter any difficulty at all, because, quite frankly, if you die in a group, you were simply stupid.
    I don't have that luxury, there's only ever a handful of active players online during my playtime, who barely ever get into group activities. I've had exactly 3 'organized group hunts' since EA started, the rest was all solo play with the occasional rare random grouping.
    For me, there is extreme grind, getting all the materials, finding a crafter that's going to be willing and has the time to be online when I am every once in a week, begging and then hitting the ground due to rubberbanding with high ping, back to where I started.
    But yeah, I'm glad you're enjoying yourself.

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    Daily post

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    I am noise

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  • RE: Suggestion on some spells/skill balancing

    Wintersgrasp - channeled single target skill that does next to no dmg, this definetly needs an increase dmg wise sicne its also relatively close range skill too (Currently int x 4 dmg, i feel it should be int x 8 dmg since you can be easily CCed out of it) It also has a relay long CD for the dmg output it does

    This is an issue with stack application not taking accuracy into account. When used by frost elementals (which ignore target fortitude) this skill is very powerful. Instead, when cast by a player under the current rules, if the target has enough fortitude the stacks applied are less than the stacks decaying.

    ice spike - Might need a minor dmg increase Int x 8 to int x10 dmg
    I agree. After the huge (deserved) nerf they received, they know need a little bit of love.

    Lightning Rush - Needs to be longer range mayeb increase it by 3m from 5 to 8m

    8 could be a bit much, but I could see an increase to 6.

    Magnetize - By itself it not broken to badly however combined with shock totem it does so much dmg since shock totems apply shock debuff so fast i would make shock totems add stacks at a slower rate but more each time. It could be strong in large scale cause everyone magnifies the effect aswell.

    This skill is the enabler of the shock builds. It should be increased to 3 memory points, but I don't think that it should be nerfed.
    Totems are a completely different matter. Totems should be 100% nerfed and everyone agrees on that point.

    Burning pillar - Might need a minor nerf however Crush dmg 200 + Int x 18 dmg (higher than most skills already) + 40 elemental debuff stacks + a stun with relativly short CD/mana cost compared to the skill its kinda a little loaded compared to all others currently

    Same as magnetize, this skill is what enables the fire builds. Like the other one though it is a bit too powerful for 2 memory points, I could definitely see this one as a 3 memory point.

    Power word X
    Power word stun/silence kinda in a weird spot since cha is kinda stat no one currently takes and these skills require target to have more charisma than you to work and power word kill and heal requires or promotes having high charisma so kinda weird synergy here i would change them stun and silence to work when targets have less charisma than you so power word X skills all follow the same rules and would also make these skills better due to not many people running charisma currently

    Power words already work like that. You need to have an HIGHER charisma than the target.

    magic dmg
    Energy blast - Need charge time halfed dmg is fine where it at just half the channel time from 4 seconds to 2 if they hit somone with it the dmg is rewarding enough at 2 seconds if your keeping it 4 second dmg need to be greatly increased
    Magic missle - base dmg is to low especly when it cant be modified by int (only missle amount) bump it up 40 dmg i think per missle and it might be in an ok spot
    Piece Magic - is fine might base dmg might need to be intx10 from int x8 though
    Mind strike - seems fine but atm it bad since charisma isnt all that useful currently so when more char skills in play might be worth

    Energy damage needs definitely some improvements. It doesn't leave lasting effects like the other spells, so I think that magic missile could use a 20% damage increase. Energy blast should be the fireball equivalent of the energy class, so its area of effect should be greatly increased. Pierce magic damage is fine, the problem is that now it isn't dispelling. Mind strike is an unknown factor until we have more illusion spells.

    The assasin skills that are calculated via Dex+perc= dmg might need to be looked at this pigeon hole you into doing a max dex/max perception build and the reward is often not there, i think pierce through is the only one of these skills that have decent enough dmg/reward for commiting most of your stats into perc/dex the rest seem rather meh.

    The assassination skill you are referring to is Strike wounds, and as I have already said in other places, it is the root of all archers, assassin and warrior evils.

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  • RE: Feedback on the new durability

    I actually like that the % is the same for all items. It makes the poor and gold items more similar to each other.

    If it wasn't for this % loss, gold items would have double the durability of poor ones, which is too much of a difference. Instead, gold items tend to live more since they suffer a lot less from day to day usage degradation, but have the same durability loss on death. This in my opinion is the right amount of difference between the two qualities.

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  • Suggestion on some spells/skill balancing

    Feel free to add to the list

    general skills
    Relocate - Remove charges make cooldown based on int level int 0 = 12 sec, int 12 = 10 sec, int 18 = 8 seconds, int 24 = 6 second (This offers some counter play to the 3-4 relocates and mount and leave) atm light armor uses choose wether or not they want to fight agaist anyone else who doesnt have relocate it still better than battle jump at 18 int so thats help since they be in light armor where battle jump is used by medium and above.

    Protection/Cloak skills: need to reduce the cast time on these skills in pvp there almost removed the moment there up and take huge dmg when that happens and then takes to long to reapply due to 2 second cast they also drain your mana too so its like 3 negatives to 1 positive. In seiges there will always be atleast 1 person with a despel skill so these never stay active i would remove the mana drain (Since your already at a disadvanage with skills that do alot of dmg when they debuff) or remove/reduce the cast time.

    Ice
    Wintersgrasp - channeled single target skill that does next to no dmg, this definetly needs an increase dmg wise sicne its also relatively close range skill too (Currently int x 4 dmg, i feel it should be int x 8 dmg since you can be easily CCed out of it) It also has a relay long CD for the dmg output it does

    ice spike - Might need a minor dmg increase Int x 8 to int x10 dmg

    lightning
    Static Discharge - Charge time need to probaly be reduced slightly 25% (4 to 3 seconds) its basicly impossible to get this off since people just move out of the way every time if you try or you get interupted casting it, the other option is make the caster immune to all CC during the charging period

    Lightning Rush - Needs to be longer range mayeb increase it by 3m from 5 to 8m

    Magnetize - By itself it not broken to badly however combined with shock totem it does so much dmg since shock totems apply shock debuff so fast i would make shock totems add stacks at a slower rate but more each time. It could be strong in large scale cause everyone magnifies the effect aswell.

    Fork lighting- I would say this needs a dmg increase (int x6 is no where near enough dmg) especially for 350 mana cost

    Chain lightning - Same as fork lighting not enough dmg for the mana cost

    Shocking lash - needs a CD on for 0.2 seconds so you dont constantly interupt urself when u spam the skill

    Fire
    Fire spell are probaly in a better spot they naturally have higher dmg than all other skills and there elemental debuffs is easier to stack compared to the other elements (You kinda need totems in most cases to get the stacks in the other line)

    Burning pillar - Might need a minor nerf however Crush dmg 200 + Int x 18 dmg (higher than most skills already) + 40 elemental debuff stacks + a stun with relativly short CD/mana cost compared to the skill its kinda a little loaded compared to all others currently

    poison
    hard to say where poison sits atm since half it kit is on terra and the other half is on human lands, however one problem with the kit is people can counter it with a very easy item to obtain which is the herbal remedy i feel this item needs to be much harder to obtain or be removed from the game or have it so it cant be used via inventory so you need to sacrafice a hotbar spot to use them

    Earth
    hard to say here has same issue with poisen where half their kits are on each planet

    Power word X
    Power word stun/silence kinda in a weird spot since cha is kinda stat no one currently takes and these skills require target to have more charisma than you to work and power word kill and heal requires or promotes having high charisma so kinda weird synergy here i would change them stun and silence to work when targets have less charisma than you so power word X skills all follow the same rules and would also make these skills better due to not many people running charisma currently

    magic dmg
    Energy blast - Need charge time halfed dmg is fine where it at just half the channel time from 4 seconds to 2 if they hit somone with it the dmg is rewarding enough at 2 seconds if your keeping it 4 second dmg need to be greatly increased
    Magic missle - base dmg is to low especly when it cant be modified by int (only missle amount) bump it up 40 dmg i think per missle and it might be in an ok spot
    Piece Magic - is fine might base dmg might need to be intx10 from int x8 though
    Mind strike - seems fine but atm it bad since charisma isnt all that useful currently so when more char skills in play might be worth

    Assasin skills
    The assasin skills that are calculated via Dex+perc= dmg might need to be looked at this pigeon hole you into doing a max dex/max perception build and the reward is often not there, i think pierce through is the only one of these skills that have decent enough dmg/reward for commiting most of your stats into perc/dex the rest seem rather meh.

    Assasin Dex dmg skills are also rather bad dmg wise especialy for those wanting to play a stealth class which limits you to light weapon/armor and all the assasin skill do more dmg basicly when they have less HP but you dont have any good dmg to chunk hp at the start of the fight so you end up doing nothing unless somone else dmgs them for you then u can finish them quicker.
    Easiest fix here imo to make stealth assasins viable is to change shadow step from Dex x 6 dmg to Dex x 14 dmg this will chunk somone reasonable well from stealth which then allows there other dmg skills to do some dmg since there missing some HP from the opening strike which is how an assasin should play imo

    I cant realy comment on warrior abilities since i havant tried playing a warrior mostly mage with a bit of assasins but i know alot of melee abilities need a buff to be used.
    Execute/power word kill - Should go through death bargain however

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